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From: China Tibet Online 2014-01-14 14:10:00
by: Melinda Jin
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Ethnic Denba people in Tibet to end unrecognized ethnic identity

The Denba people in Tibet will bid farewell to their unrecognized ethnic identity according to the two sessions held in Lhasa, Chinanews.com reported.

On the 2nd-generation ID cards released in 2005, the Denba people have had their ethnic identity registered as "others". Whenever they travel by air or check in at hotels, they will face the awkward situation of being suspected of using fake ID cards.

As a Denba people and deputy of the National People's Congress in Tibet, Tanya has proposed for many times to perfect the registered information and protect the rights of Denba people.

In 2013, Tanya's proposal was taken seriously by the local government of Tibet. In April, a research group was organized to make special surveys in Shigatse and Nyingchi prefectures of Tibet.

In order to solve the problem, the government of Tibet suggests to apply new ethnic code of ID card and to fill in "Denba" when making registration for the Denba people. Like them, the Sherpa people and the Daman people living in the borderregion of China and Nepal will get their ethnic identity registered as "Tibetan".

Mainly living in the Zayul County of Nyingchi Prefecture, the Denba people are the ethnic group with the least population in Tibet, who have their own spoken language but no written language.

They lived a relatively primitive life in forests before the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951; however, they have lived a modern and convenient life since the region's democratic reform in 1959.

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